Theatre Ontario Presents...
February 2019
In This Issue...
Call for Professional Theatre Training Program Applications | Call for Youth Theatre Training Program Applications | Stories from the Professional Theatre Training Program | Call for Summer Theatre Intensive Course Proposals | Meet Our 2019 Youth Advisory Committee | Festival Website Launches | Upcoming Workshops | Stories from Next Generation Showcase | Conversation Starters
Funding Mentorships with Our Professional Theatre Training Program
Do you need financial support for professional mentorship in your career? Seeking funding for that career-changing/career-accelerating opportunity?

The deadline for applications for our Professional Theatre Training Program is March 1.

Funding Unique Projects with Our Youth Theatre Training Program
Does your organization want to undertake an accessible, unique youth training project, led by professional theatre artists?

The new deadline for applications for our Youth Theatre Training Program is March 1.

Stories from Our Professional Theatre Training Program
Ontario Arts Council
PTTP and YTTP are funded by the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Summer Theatre Intensive
Call for Course Proposals
We are seeking proposals from theatre instructors for courses for our 2019 Summer Theatre Intensive.

The 2019 Summer Theatre Intensive program will be taking place from August 4 to 9 and will be held at Queen’s University in Kingston. The proposal deadline is February 14.

Learning to Love Your Monologue at the Summer Theatre Intensive
Youth Advisory Committee
Meet Our 2019 Youth Advisory Committee
Our Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is a place for Ontario's Emerging Artists to engage with one another and with Theatre Ontario to develop themselves as they enter the theatre industry and become the next generation of thinkers and doers.

Youth Advisory Committee 2019
Festival Website Launched
Theatre Ontario Festival continues to take shape, with the launch of our Host Theatre's Festival web pages. Tickets are still available.

Theatre Ontario Festival 2019
Creator Stream Workshops
Dramaturgy workshop
The Creator Stream of workshops is for anyone looking to produce their own work or start their own theatre company.

Grant Writing Information pre-recorded webinar with Pat Bradley (Ontario Arts Council)
Preparing an OAC application? Get the inside scoop!
February 18 via pre-recorded webinar

smART Money: Personal and Project Finances workshop with Natasha Mytnowych
Are you stressed about your finances, juggling your bills and watching your debts creep larger and larger? Do your artistic projects make it even harder to stay on top of it all?
March 6 at 4pm in Toronto

Jump Start Your New Play workshop with dramaturge Matt McGeachy (Factory Theatre)
Learn practical exercises designed to get your play on track and get you writing.
March 11 at 2pm in Toronto

Career Stream Workshops
Social Media for Producers
The Career Stream of workshops is for those who want to learn and harness the basic tools and resources needed to thrive in the profession.

Taxes for Theatre Artists workshop with Sam Marinucci
Have questions related to filing your tax return?
February 20 at 3pm in Toronto

Figure out what it means to be your own brand and to share your image with the world online.
February 27 at 2pm in Toronto

Ask an Agent workshop with Michael Jackson (Seventh House Talent)
What does an agent do and why should you have one?
March 4 at 3pm in Toronto

Writing Theatre Reviews that Matter, with Lynn Slotkin
Learn the skills necessary to be a successful and sought-after reviewer, critic, blogger and writer of theatre.
February 25 at 3pm in Toronto

Writing Theatre Reviews that Matter
Next Generation Showcase
Celebrating Emerging Storytellers
On January 13th and 14th, we welcomed 300 students and 150 industry professionals to the Theatre Passe Muraille for our Next Generation Showcase.

This was the 25th Showcase and we could not be more thrilled with the outcome. Between the incredible new talent on stage and the wisdom and expertise of the guests in the audience, we were blessed with two days that were full of one thing: passion for live performance and its creation.

Next Generation Showcase Staff
Next Generation Showcase
A Weekend to Remember
"Though we had been preparing our monologues well in advance with constant advice and coaching from our teachers, I sat in the car—in our convoy of 12 students all travelling from North Bay to Toronto for a weekend of monologues and high expectations—wondering just exactly what would happen..."

Thank You to Our Panelists
Thank you to everyone who participated in our two Next Generation Showcase Panels this year - "The Business of Casting" and "The Blueprint of Business."

Next Generation Showcase Panel
Thank you to all of our Next Generation Showcase Team of Champions!
Showcase Sponsors
Conversation Starters
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Ontario Off Stage
In our "Ontario Off Stage" column, we share good conversations and news from Ontario's theatres. Recent highlights:
From February 1
  • Intermission launches "What I Wish I'd Known" with an interview with Michael Healey
  • Resolving employee conflict for theatre managers from PACT
  • The winners of the Brickenden Awards in London
  • Catch up on this issue
From January 25
From January 18
  • How Theatre Orangeville made the arts an election issue in last year's provincial and municipal elections
  • Livestream video recordings from SPARC's 2018 Symposium on Performing Arts in Rural Communities
  • The experience of processing trauma in playwriting
  • Catch up on this issue
From January 11
  • The Ontario Nonprofit Network leading action to reverse cancellation of a disbursement to the Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • A guide for actors dealing with trolls online
  • A playwright's final play might have died with him, until the community joined together to ensure its survival
  • Catch up on this issue
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